Researchers at Cardiff University (Dr Tom Smith) and Edinburgh University (Dr Rachel Hunt) are conducting scoping research into how outdoor instructors, leaders and aspirants make use of logbooks for their own training and record keeping.
“We are interested in finding volunteers who would be willing to share their logbooks or other forms of record keeping with us, and do a short interview. We are particularly interested in those who have undertaken various forms of Mountain Leader Training (Mountain Leader; Hill and Moorland Leader; Lowland Leader), who have been using the online ‘DLog’ system, or kept a paper-based logbook in the past. However, we would also be keen to see other examples of personal logbook keeping for a range of activities.”
If you would be interested in sharing your logbook and do an interview as part of this project, please contact Tom Smith directly:
By email: SmithT19@cardiff.ac.uk By Phone: 07801 885020
“If we make use of your logbook for our research, we will ask you to sign a short consent form, and we may wish to follow up with a short interview. All information used in the research will be kept anonymous.
“If you have any questions about this research, please do not hesitate to contact me.”
Dr Thomas Aneurin Smith
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
Room 2.82, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3WA